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Container and Vertical Gardening

Derek Fell

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Container gardening is a useful practice for apartment dwellers and property owners alike. For some growers, space is a concern, for others soil quality may limit the kinds of vegetables they can grow. Growing in containers is a solution that allows the grower to manage space and soil concerns.

Derek Fell is the author of “Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space,” published by Rodale. In the book, he reveals how small “strips of soil, bare walls, and simple trellises, arches, and supports can be transformed into grow-up or grow-down gardens with just a few inexpensive supplies.”

Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell

Image provided by Derek Fell

In 1974, as head of the National Garden Bureau, Fell was appointed by the Ford Administration to be chairman of a committee to plant a vegetable garden at the White House.

Fell lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at historic Cedaridge Farm where he cultivates an award-winning garden of vegetables, fruit, and flowers. He also owns a 20-acre farm test facility where he experiments with the varieties of flowers, vegetables, and gardening techniques that he writes about. Derek will be my guest on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. (CST) to talk about how we can grow more vegetables in a small amount of space. Join us!